Amesbury RFC walking team grace the hallowed HQ turf before England men’s international

On Saturday, August 26, for the first time in history, a Touch Union Rugby Festival took place on the pitch prior to an International match at Twickenham.

Amesbury Walking Rugby were invited to not only play but also to participate in the pre-game Flag Bearers and Guard of Honour.

Amesbury played five games on the hallowed turf, winning three, drawing one and losing one, but the day was not about results, “it was something that ‘money can’t buy’ and that was the experience that we had on the day,” said Bob Bailey.

“Our selection team had an headache in picking the 10 to represent Amesbury, those chosen were:
Kath, Michael, Bryan, Duncan, Katrina, Ros, Stuart, Barry, Mark, Bob.

“A big thank you also to all our supporters who made their voices heard.

“To round off the day we were invited to a half-time pitch walk-out in front of over 56,000.

“If anyone would like to come along to one of our training sessions, which is open to both male and female players, we train on Tuesday mornings from 9.45 to 11am and Thursday evening, 5.45 to 7pmm at Centennial Park, SP4 7WQ.

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